I don’t know whether I’m excited or about to go insane but it’s getting near Christmas and despite trying my best to be organised I always leave everything to the last minute. If like me you do, but you want to add a little homemade magic to your countdown to Christmas I’ve got the perfect easy to make Advent Calendar that you can make with or without the kids to surprise them and what’s more exciting is that at the end of the post there is many more ideas if our snowmen calendar doesn’t take your fancy so check them out. Here’s how to create this Snowmen Advent Calendar.
Wooden clothes pegs
Extra tacky double sided sticky tape
Ribbon that you can hang your pegs onto
Needle to thread your ring through the pegs
Pastry cutters or other circle shapes to draw around
Snowflake Punch (optional)
Mirrored Card (optional)
Foam or cardboard letters (optional)
Optional – envelopes to hold your advent activities -> Watch the video below to discover some of the ideas for Advent Activities you could include.
How to make your snowmen advent calendar
Draw around two different size circles – I used pastry cutters as I have a collection of different sizes – so choose a larger one and one two steps smaller.
Cut these out.
Stick the two pieces of snowmen together to make a head and body.
Cut out a hat shape – top hats for our snowmen.
Using a different coloured card cut out a scarf shape – you could give the snowmen different coloured scarves.
With orange card cut out some small carrot shapes and stick these onto the snowmen.
Place extra tacky double sided sticky tape along your peg.
Attach the wooden peg to the snowman making sure that the parts that you press are facing the top.
Make a set of 24 of these snowmen.
Thread the ribbon throw the hole in the spring of each snowman. We placed 12 on each ribbon.
Peg your snowmen up and attach the envelope if you wish.
I added a punched snowflake to the envelopes to make it a little more festive which I attached with more double sided sticky tape.
Out Now! – Countdown to Christmas Ebook
When life gets hectic in the lead up to Christmas wouldn’t it be great to be able to spend a little time with the family creating gifts for others, food to enjoy together and traditions that make magical Christmas Memories?
But what actually happens is you spend hours searching through Pinterest looking for ideas and realise halfway through saying you are going to start that you have only 1 thing on the materials list!
I’ve been there!
So that is why we’ve put together our 24 favourite Christmas Activities, Crafts and Recipes with full materials lists and step-by-step instructions so that you have everything at your fingertips.
Produced as a PDF you can download, print and use these ideas throughout the festive season with your children and families.
Find out more as we share with you our Favourite Ways to Countdown to Christmas.
Counting down to Christmas with More Advent Calendar and Countdown Ideas
Snowman Book Advent – Create a children’s storybook Snowman advent calendar so your child has a Christmas related book to read every day from Adventures of Adam
Countdown to Christmas Math & Number – A printables pages for each day to work on number counting and math facts for kids from PreK to 2nd Grade from 3 Dinosaurs
Homemade Christmas Countdown for Kids – Homemade Christmas Countdown for kids with handmade envelopes and a daily festive activity from The Gingerbread House
Christ Centred Advent for Preschoolers – A countdown to Christmas for toddlers and preschoolers to get in on the fun of advent. Includes activities, family service projects, crafts and more! from Beauty for Ashes
Free Printable Advent Calendar – A free printable Christmas advent calendar, with fun suggestions of use from Sew Kidding
Winter Snowflakes Advent Calendar – A Christmas tree on the cork board: this simple DIY advent calendar features child’s favorite artwork and a poster puzzle, and reveals a fun surprise a day from My Bright Firefly
Advent Acts of Kindness – 50 free stocking shaped printables of acts of kindness that can be used to make an advent calendar from The Madhouse
Christmas Joke Calendar – make the kids laugh with a homemade 25 Days of Christmas Jokes countdown calendar the whole family will enjoy! from Little Bins for Little Hands
Farmhouse Style Advent Calendar – Turn an old trellis into a rustic farmhouse style advent calendar and card holder! from Teach Me Mommy
A Very Merry Occupational Therapy Christmas – The Christmas season can be a difficult time for kids with sensory needs and Occupational Therapy needs. The calendar will present holiday sensory overload coping strategies and calming activities to help families connect while focusing on family and the joy of the season from Sugar Aunts
Fun and Easy Countdown Card – Avoid that morning sugar rush with a candy free way to countdown the days to Christmas with our Countdown Christmas Card! from Peakle Pie
Christmas Carol Advent Printables – A printable advent calendar featuring one Christmas carol of each day from Mama Smiles
DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar – A great activity for siblings to hide secret messages inside each others DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendars from Crafty Kids at Home
Advent Elf Houses – Printable Elf Houses to explore during Advent which build into a small world play scene from Sun Hats & Wellie Boots
How to Organise and Easy and Fun Advent Calendar – a free printable organizer. It will help you plan fun yet easy activities for any Advent calendar from Books and Giggles
Christmas Cookie Advent Calendar – A festive baked treat for everyday of advent with this Christmas cookie advent calendar from Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Printable Family Activities Advent Calendar – Printable advent cards with simple family activities for the Christmas season from Creative Family Fun
Printable Advent Calendar for Preschoolers – Free printable Advent calendar for preschoolers full of fun early learning activities from Fun a Day
Christmas and Kwanzaa Calendar Numbers – Make your own reusable calendar numbers to fit the holidays that your family celebrates from Tiny Tots Adventure
The Easiest Advent Calendar – The absolute simplest Advent calendar. This free printable packet includes eight design options & lots of ways to decorate it using everyday materials from Freshly Planted.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.